Melissa High School senior Judson Greer has been named the 2020-2021 Gatorade Texas Boys Cross Country Player of the Year by The Gatorade Company. Greer is the first student-athlete from Melissa High School to receive this honor.
This award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Greer as Texas’ best high school boys cross country runner. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Player of the Year award to be announced in April, Greer joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports.
Greer raced to his third consecutive Class 4A individual state championship this past season with a time of 14:51.9, leading the Melissa Cardinals to second place as a team. Greer also won the national XC Town USA Meet of Champions with a time of 15:41.1. In addition to his athletic achievements, Greer has maintained a weighted GPA of 4.67. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in cross country and track and field on scholarship at the University of North Carolina beginning this fall.
Coach Kelley Pitzer shared, “What sets Judson apart from other athletes is his ability to remain dedicated to his craft. His willingness to push himself not just one page above the rest, but chapters ahead, not only made him the best, but also made his teammates better.”
Photography and video courtesy of The Gatorade Company.